Location: West Marin County, California


Protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the habitat they need to survive in West Marin.

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin. SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive. Join us today!

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Action & Events

Urge California to Ban Chlorpyrifos

July 19, 2017

Sign our petition today to fight against Trump's rollback on pesticide protections.

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

January 16, 2017

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!

Smolt Monitoring Volunteer Training 2017 (Free!)

April 15, 2017
10:00 AM
April 15, 2017
12:00 PM
San Geronimo Community Center

Smolt Monitoring Program 2017   Calling all citizen scientists! For more than a decade, Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) has monitored the out-migration of smolt


Give thanks! What are you thankful for?

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what we are thankful for and reflect on the year. At Turtle Island Restoration Network, we are thankful fo...

Rains Bring Highly Unusual Salmon Sightings in Marin County

November 21, 2017

Four species of salmon have entered Marin County's Lagunitas Creek (through Tomales Bay from the Pacific Ocean) to mark the beginning of the spawning ...

Major Victory for Endangered Coho Salmon

November 16, 2017

Earlier this week, in Northern California, the Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of a failing golf course with the i...

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